Free flowering...in my experience (limited experience! lol); means everytime you get a new growth, you will get flowers. I have had a few of the laelia, or medium sized catts, bloom repeatedly. They would put out a new growth or growths, and then bloom. The ones that do that and then get sick make you want to cry! I miss my Janet blooms...they were a constant and then I repotted it and it's not been the same.